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    Prep for Your Performance Appraisal in Nursing

    Prep for Your Performance Appraisal in Nursing
    Here it comes -- your annual performance review. Don't let anxiety set in. The right attitude and preparation can make the process go smoothly. "Most people dread the performance appraisal," says Julie Fuimano, MBA, BSN, a personal and career coach with Nurturing Your Success, a career coaching firm. "It shouldn't be like that. Before you go in, say a few words ...
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    Valentine's Day Activites for Your Pediatric Ward

    Valentine's Day Activites for Your Pediatric Ward
    Just because your patients are in the hospital and not in a classroom doesn't mean they don't want to enjoy Valentine's. Use these fun activities in your pediatric unit to bring a smile to their faces and warmth to their hearts. All activities are meant to limit too much physical activity for acutely ill patients and also leave out any food ...
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    Advancing Your LPN License

    Advancing Your LPN License
    Having a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse is a great start to immerse you in the nursing field relatively quickly, however, it can be limiting in the types of positions that are available to you. You may have found yourself with this license because you have never been able to take time enough away from your family or your job ...
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    Intrauterine Infections, Prematurity and Neonatal Sepsis: Strategies for Diagnosis and Prevention

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Patient Advocates: Be a Friend in the Hospital

    Patient Advocates: Be a Friend in the Hospital
    We all hope a stay in the hospital is uneventful and goes smoothly. However, things don't always work that way. Trips to the emergency room, overnight stays and stints in long-term healthcare facilities are stressful for patients and their families. Who can you turn to when you have a problem in a hospital? A patient advocate is often the answer. While ...
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    Parent Shifts Draw Nurses Back to Work

    Parent Shifts Draw Nurses Back to Work
    What if you could drop off your children at school, work a shift at the hospital, then be back to greet your kids after classes? Such parent work shifts are ideal for nurses who want to keep a toe in the working world without sacrificing time with their kids. They're becoming more common as hospitals get creative to fill staffing gaps. ...
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    Personal Beliefs Can Pit Healthcare Workers Against Patients and Colleagues

    Personal Beliefs Can Pit Healthcare Workers Against Patients and Colleagues
    An EMT instructed to transport a woman to an abortion clinic declines, citing personal beliefs. A nurse ordered to administer a large dose of morphine to a terminal cancer patient in pain refuses, saying the medication could hasten death. A physician turns away a gay patient, apparently on the basis of his sexual orientation. Are these scenarios examples of healthcare workers ...
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    Menopause Management: Interesting Case Studies

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Sports Supplements: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    How To Bridge the Nursing Generation Gap

    How To Bridge the Nursing Generation Gap
    When you begin your first nursing job, you'll encounter colleagues from four generations -- generations with differing and sometimes colliding values. Don't let these disparities sidetrack your career. By understanding your coworkers, you'll appreciate what they have to offer and create productive working relationships. p((. • Hidden Diversity p((. • The Silent Generation p((. • The Baby Boomers p((. • Generation ...
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    Functional Upper Extremity Alignment for Neuromotor Re-Education

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Current Management of Group B Strep Infection

    This topic is an actual presentation from a national conference conducted by Contemporary Forums and includes the streaming, synchronized audio with visual materials. CE Credit is optional. Contemporary Forums: Providing Quality, Accredited Continuing Education to Thousands of Healthcare Professionals For More Than 25 Years and Now Offering both Live Conferences and Online Conference Content Via the Online CE Library.
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    Endocrine System

    The endocrine system, along with the nervous system, functions in the regulation of body activities. The nervous system acts through electrical impulses and neurotransmitters to cause muscle contraction and glandular secretion. The effect is of short duration, measured in seconds, and localized. The endocrine system acts through chemical messengers called hormones that influence growth, development, and metabolic activities. The action of ...
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    Autonomic Nervous System

    The autonomic nervous system is a visceral efferent system, which means it sends motor impulses to the visceral organs. It functions automatically and continuously, without conscious effort, to innervate smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and glands. It is concerned with heart rate, breathing rate, blood pressure, body temperature, and other visceral activities that work together to maintain homeostasis. The autonomic nervous system ...
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    Lymphatic System

    Lymphatic System
    The lymphatic system is a network of tissues and organs. It is made up mainly of lymph vessels, lymph nodes and lymph. Lymph vessels, which are different from blood vessels, carry fluid called lymph throughout your body. Lymph contains white blood cells that defend you against germs. Throughout the vessels are lymph nodes. Along with your spleen, these nodes are where ...
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    Hyperglycemia and HIV/AIDS

    Hyperglycemia and HIV/AIDS
    h4. What is glucose? Glucose, commonly called blood sugar, is the body's main energy source. Your body breaks down the food you eat and converts it to glucose. Your cells take glucose from your blood and use it to make energy. h4. What is hyperglycemia? Hyperglycemia occurs when you have a higher than usual level of glucose in your blood. This ...
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    Alzheimer's Disease Statistics

    h4. Health care use h4. Hospice care # Number of current patients with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 7,900 # Percent of current patients with Alzheimer's as primary diagnosis: 7.5 _Source: 2000 National Home and Hospice Care Survey, table 12_ h4. Nursing home care # Number of residents with Alzheimer's: 231,900 # Percent of residents with Alzheimer's: 14 # Average length of ...
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    Good Bedside Manners Make a Difference

    Good Bedside Manners Make a Difference
    With health care employers increasingly measuring patient satisfaction levels and rewarding their employees for providing high-quality customer service, health professionals are realizing a good bedside manner is more important than ever. Good bedside manners not only improve interactions with patients, but also advance health professionals' careers. Evidence suggests those who have strong relationships with their patients are less likely to get ...
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    Patient Advocacy: Barriers and Facilitators

    Patient Advocacy: Barriers and Facilitators
    h4. Background The role of patient advocacy is not new for nurses. Historically, patient advocacy has been a moral obligation for nurses. During recent years, nursing literature has been focused on the advocacy role and nursing professions has adopted the term 'patient advocacy' to denote an ideal of the practice. Nurses assume that they have an ethical obligation to advocate for ...
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    Physical Assessment - Chapter 8 Neurological System

    h4. Chapter 8: Neurological System The nervous system consists of the central nervous system (CNS), the peripheral nervous system, and the autonomic nervous system. Together these three components integrate all physical, emotional, and intellectual activities. The CNS includes the brain and spinal cord. These two structures collect and interpret voluntary and involuntary sensory and motor signals. A brief overview of the ...
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